As Salaam Alaikum Family,
Holy Qur'an 3:102 And hold fast by the covenant of Allah all together and be not disunited. And remember Allah's favour to you when you were enemies, then He united your hearts so by His favour you became brethren. And you were on the brink of a pit of fire, then He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes clear to you His messages that you may be guided.
For years this site has served many different purposes. It was initially created as a place for believers to gather and discuss the teachings. Many great things came out of this site and sometimes negativity drowns out the positive.
The site quickly turned into a popular debate forum between those that followed the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad through the Hon Min Louis Farrakhan and those who had various levels of disagreement with the Minister. At a certain point in early 2000 the message boards took a major turn for the worse while I tried to run it like Facebook is run now - an open forum where people were free to discuss their views whether they were in agreement or opposing views as I've never been one to shy away from debate.
I was unappreciative of the array of forces at work to destroy myself, each of you, our Minister, our Nation and our people. These forces rode in on our dissatisfaction and channeled it in a self-destructive way. This ends up hurting the very thing you are trying to help. At a certain point, I too lost myself and the site reflected that. I've taken responsibility in my Atonement letter and have been in sackcloth and ashes ever since. All of us must take responsibility, atone, make amends and work to heal ourselves, our Nation and our people.
The Minister said the following words in a lecture delivered 11-18-1992 entitled, The Evil Within: The Day of Judgment:"This has got to come up out of us to show us the evil that is within. It's all in the process of judging and cleansing and resurrecting and purifying. So don't get excited, this is what I'm trying to say to you Muslims, don't get excited at nothing you see that happens among the Muslims because your in the day of Manifestation of Defects. When your brother starts acting crazy or your sister, you should know what's happening. A Master has created conditions of exorcism and all the devils of self now are coming out because the circumstances are here, the Time is ripe, the Day of Judgment is here, the Resurrection is here. The people will never see God until all of this crap comes up out of them. So God is bringing it up and we can't stand what we're looking at."
I understand these words, dare I say, better than most as I lived them rather publicly. Allah awakened me back to my Self in April of 2014. Since then, I've struggled with what to do with this site. I'm no longer struggling with this question, it's time to end this chapter and move on.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14
Utilize the technology of peace - the 8 Steps of Atonement, settle our differences and unite!
Fly to Allah, the Time is at hand.
May Allah bless to see the Light and walk therein.
As Salaam Alaikum,
Bro. Jason C Muhammad